Last updated on June 1, 2024

Maryland UFO Sightings in 1975

This page aggregates and analyzes all UFO sighting reports made in Maryland during 1975.

How many Maryland UFO sightings were there in 1975?

  • There were 8 officially reported UFO sightings in Maryland in 1975.
  • In 1975, Maryland ranked #20 on the list of states with the most UFO sightings for that year.
  • Adjusted for population size, Maryland ranks #24 in the list of states with the most reported UFO sightings in 1975, with an average of 0.2 reports per 100,000 residents.

Maryland Cities with the most UFO Sightings in 1975

Rank City Number of Reports
1 Rockville, MD 2 UFO Reports
2 Wittman, MD 1 UFO Reports
3 Owings Mills, MD 1 UFO Reports
4 Joppa, MD 1 UFO Reports
5 Marley Park, MD 1 UFO Reports

Maryland UFO Sightings Analysis

We analyzed all 8 UFO sighting reports in Maryland from 1975 to identify possible patterns and gain insight into the phenomenon:

Maryland UFO Sighting Reports in 1975

This is a sampling of 20 Maryland UFO reports from 1975, presented as they were submitted other than paragraph breaks added for easier readability where necessary.

You can click the 'Report' link to view the original report along with any photos that may have been submitted to the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC).

Rockville, MD

Full Report Text:

Abduction middle of night encounter human atired in US Military Uniforms (Airforce) experience some type of Brain Surgery! This is something I have only recently been willing to openly talk about. This happened approx in Oct. 1975.

I was 19 years old. It was in the middle of the night, I was sleeping - I was suddenly aware that I appeared to be outside of my house and looking down at my house, I remember seeing the roof of my house and the street below me, then I saw a silvery side of a disk shaped classic flying saucer - my condition was not at all what I would call normal, I felt I wasnt simply dreaming - it had a very real aspect yet I was sort of out of touch with what was happening, a good description was I felt like a bystander - which is hard to describe or even understand. I next recall encountering a man, and United States Air Force officer in full uniform, he had black hair and seemed alittle angry - He spoke as an american english, slighly overweight, and was yelling at 'others' later I think I may have said something to this person and he was mad because I was 'awake'? - I seemed to be floated around inside what appeared to be the outer parimeter of this craft and placed on some sort of operating table.

Then I had the awareness that they were performing some sort of brain operation! - this caused me TONS of mental and spiritual discomfort, anguish and FEAR. I felt that during this time I was outside my body and was watching from behind the 'surgeons' - I was incredulous and shocked at this experience wondering AT THAT TIME was this really real? was it really happening? I recall hearing their voices, but I dont know what they were saying. That seems to be the extent of it, or at least, it is all that I recalled happening.

I 'awoke' the next day fully aware of what I had just experienced and KNEW that there was NO WAY I could EVER reveal this to ANYONE EVER. It was just too incredible. I was very scared at the whole experience.

This happened in 1975, October. Years later, when I read Whitely Striber's Communion, I had a terrible shock that this 'dream' may have not been a dream after all, and could have been a real experience, it was one line he inserted in his book at the end of a chapter he said somthing like: 'they implanted something in my brain!' THAT realization, that my experience may have been TRUE was almost too much for me to handle. I have since reconciled this and wanted to express this and see if there are any others in the area who had similar experiences at that time? Thank you for this forum.

10/15/75 3:00 AM

UFO Shape: disk

Lasted: 1-2 hours

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Rockville, MD

Full Report Text:

Floating abduction out of bed into a silver saucer; US military human beings on board, some kind of head surgery performed I was fast asleep when I suddenly woke up and appeared to be floating above my house! Why do I know that all this that follows was not simply a dream? It didn't feel like a dream, I felt I was awake but out of normal condition. Consider this, in a dream state I seem to accept everything that happens no matter how bizarre as 'real' but in this incident and all during it I was continually rejecting it, thinking that "this was impossible, this can't be happening," and as each level unfolded I continued to be confounded at the content. In short, I could evaluate which is a higher order of thinking that is beyond dream awareness.

Anyway, the impossibility got worse as I am somehow transported (floated) up to a classic silver flying saucer! I clearly remember seeing the hull out of the dark, where the two ends converge and I am absolutely stunned, thinking, what the? This can't be happening! That is a flying saucer! This thing was parked above our house in the dark but I could see it in the dark. And at the next instant I am inside! I see what appears to be a human military man American, I presume, I don't know the words he is saying but I sense his anger, this man is extremely angry about something. I later believe that he was possibly mad that I am awake because I may have said something to him or he could see my eyes were open! I am aware of other human beings United States Military men on board.

I don't seem to be walking or I can't feel my legs. I am transported into the center of the craft and put on a table on my back and doctors surround me and immediately commence brain surgery! My mind seems to be cracked open and I am seemingly transported to another area, larger space and I feel at this time very afraid as it has gone from impossible to unfathomable and I am simply overwhelmed and feel as if I am a whimpering thought of "bodylessness" (a ghost of some kind)! This operation seems I can hear others conversing but the words are not understandable,! but I can sense their communication amongst themselves. This is the longest period of time and is fuzzy as to details.

After some time I seem to lose all consciousness and after more time I wake up in my bed the next morning. The sun is shining and I begin another day at work! But I have immediate recall of the above and I am simply befuddled as to how to understand it. I was shocked by it all! It all had a very real unreal feeling about it but I could not be sure.

For the next 30 years or so I would never discuss this with a single soul. I was too scared to admit it for anyone would think I was nuts! The book Communion had a line that solidified for me that it may indeed be real with the line ".and they implanted something in my brain.

" after that I was a wreak for the next year or so trying to accept its reality. Finally after 5 or 10 years and then seeing the culture start to talk about this kind of thing (the Simpsons had scenes of people being abducted u! p into space ships and more people started coming out with sim! ilar sto ries) then I started to lighten up about it. Now I can freely discuss it without too much distress.

Some interesting points: The album cover by Emerson Lake and Palmer really keyed me in at the time: "Brain Salad Surgery" that painting depicted very well what I felt was similar to the experience in some form. There was a robotic feeling about it. The man in the ship, I later saw a photo of General Curtis Lemay and I swear the fellow on board looked so much like that man that I think it was him! At that time (1975) there had not been any reports of anything like this happening to people, being sucked up into a flying saucer! Surgery?! So I was not influenced by anything from the culture, this was totally new and totally unexpected.

I was apparently unharmed. Just a bit freaked out as we say! No physical evidence was noted on myself, I didn't even look for any. That is about it, I wanted to report it officially somewhere so it can go into the record.

I don't seem to have any recollection of anything like this happening to me before or since. ((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the sighting is approximate. PD)).

10/15/75 2:30 AM

UFO Shape: disk

Lasted: 2 hours at least

Report

Joppa, MD

Full Report Text:

we saw 6 or more small crafts orangey red doing maneuvers for approx. 30 min in maryland on mountain road in joppa, maryland just before joppa road turn off and before mountain christian school it was evening some friends were driviving me home and the driver pulled over there were alot of other cars pulled over and everyone was pointing to the sky everyone got out and i saw three red orange circular balls in a triangular shape then suddenly there were three more seperate ones then the first three split apart from their triangular shape they started all moving extremly fast up and down and sidewaysand swirling like they were putting on a show and my eyes couldn't follow quick enough it was impossible to follow them the speed was so fast then there was a much larger one that appeared and it seemed like the smaller ones started going into the big one and the big one either soared off at a great speed or became invisible i was shaking and crying and felt sick everyone was scared we witnessed this with lots of other cars that had pulled over it lasted about 30 min i wanted to talk about it but none of us ever did i felt strange everytime i tried to talk about it like my mind got confused then later i would realize that i hadn't talked about it even years later when i would meet up with my friends i felt blocked from discussing the event i can't remember the year or month but it was evening and warm out i was between 13 and 15 years old i am 48 now ((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that date of incident is approximate. PD)).

08/20/75 10:00 PM

UFO Shape: circle

Lasted: 30 min

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Wittman, MD

Full Report Text:

Came within 2 objects working in tandem - came within a few feet of one of then Before I relate my experience I’ve often wondered why it has never attracted attention or interest within the UFO community. I believe this is one of the first documented triangle sightings. I had a witness.

My friend and I came in contact with not one but two ufo on the same night within an hour of each other. One of the UFO’s came within 3-4 feet of where we were standing. We were able to get an extremely good view of the object.

Doesn’t this fall under the category of a close encounter of the 2nd kind? The experience lasted approximately 10 minutes, it was way more than just seeing lights in the sky – there is absolutely no doubt the two craft were working in tandem. The account can be documented because there was an article in the local newspaper the next day. My friend and I have maintained contact over the years only because this was such a terrifying and profound experience we have to contact each and talk the event over from time to ! time.

We would gladly take a lie detector test. I could take you to the exact area today. Who knows – there might be trace readings of high than normal radioactivity.

In all my years of reading UFO reports not one time have I run across an incident where people came in contact with two separate ufo’s on the same night much less come within a few feet of one. I would think this information would be very valuable as scientific information within the ufology field. One other thing before I go on with the story – I posted my sighting here on the NUFORC website.

I’ve gone back from time to time toreread it and now, as of today it’s no longer there and has been removed from the reports. Why? A friend and I had gone fishing one evening in July 1973 on a private estate located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The estate is located on land next to a tributary which opens in to the Chesapeake Bay.

My friend’s parents were the groundskeepers of the estate. My friend and his family also lived in a house on the property. At about dusk we were sitting on a section of bulk head with fishing lines in the water, a portable radio playing near by, radio volume low.

My friend's car was parked approx. 3-4 feet behind us with the passenger and driver's side doors open - the dome light inside the car was lit. Behind the car was an open field - no vegetation at the time - on the opposite side of the field approx.

50 yards was a wooded area. At one point I happened to glance over my right shoulder and noticed a light in the woods. The light was about the size, color and intensity of a large flashlight.

It was moving through the woods waist high from the ground - moving at about walking speed. At the time, the first thing I thought was that my friend's father was walking through the woods with a flashlight. I didn’t pay it any particular attention and turned my head back in the direction of my fishing line and the water.

Looking back on the event I realize now there would have been no reason for his father to be in the woods at that hour much less with a flashlight in hand. Approx. 1-2 minutes later I glanced back again toward the direction where I had previously seen the light - now I could see the light had left the wooded tree line and was moving across the field in a direct straight path towards my friend and I.

I nudged my friend on the elbow and said: "Look at that". We could see the light was an orb about the size or slightly larger than a softball. Glowing a white/yellow color - not particularly bright.

The shape of the orb was perfectly round. The light contained within. The surface of the orb was not smooth but had a rather fuzzy appearance.

Just a perfect sphere of light. As it crossed the field towards us - it moved at about walking pace and was about waist high from the ground. No sound.

It simply floated through the air in a very straight path. By now my friend and I had dropped our fishing poles and were standing up. We watched the orb approach his car.

It slowed down as it reached the trunk then slowly glided up to the middle on the roof of the car, stopped and hovered. This thing was under intelligent control and seemed as if it was very interested in the car, as if it were checking it out. It seemed to be very curious.

It hovered approx. 1-2 minutes then began to slowly move off to the right toward some nearby trees. When it reached the trees - it climbed to tree top level and moved over the top of the trees.

That's where we lost sight of it. I can remember as we were watching the orb hover above his car literally a few feet away I could see my friend out of my peripheral vision - he and I were absolutely frozen with fear. We could not move.

I realized at that moment this thing was nothing I had ever seen before in my life, was under intelligent control and could probably do with us whatever it wanted t! o. After we lost sight of the orb we immediately got in his car and drove the very short distance to his parents’ house and told them what we had just witnessed. We left the radio and fishing gear behind.

About 10 to 15 minutes later my friend and I, his mother, father, sister walked out into their front yard and looked up towards the sky. Now it was dark and you could see stars. At not too high off an altitude we notice a dark triangular shaped craft with large white round lights outlining the two longest edges of the “V” shape.

The craft would travel at what appeared to be a short distance at an incredible rate of speed, literally stop on a dime then make sharp right angled turns. The G force alone would have killed a human. We watched for a few minutes then eventually the craft moved straight up until we lost sight of it.

The story can be documented as my mother called the local newspaper the next day to report what we had seen. I remember seeing a very small articl! e in the paper within the next day or so. I have not been back! to the sight since that evening however I have located the exact spot where this occurred on Google Earth.

07/15/75 8:00 PM

UFO Shape: triangle

Lasted: 15 minutes

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Marley Park, MD

Full Report Text:

White ball (about the size of a kick ball) hovers for a minute or two moving slow and then it was gone! My sister & I were in my aunts swimming pool 4th of July I think 1975 or 76 we never spoke about it at the time until about 2 years ago we were taking and the BALL came up. It was a white ball about the size of a kick ball maybe a little smaller. We both saw it.

It was moving very slow, just there like a minute or two. We both saw it and as the ball was moving slowly towards us .

07/04/75 1:00 PM

UFO Shape: circle

Lasted: 2 MINUTES

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Owings Mills, MD

Full Report Text:

WE WERE LAYING ON A GRASSY HILL STAR GAZING , WHEN 2 UFO'S FLEW OVER OUR HEADS , NO NOISE , AND DID ZIG-ZAG PATTERNS WHILE CLIMBING UPWARDS , THE FLIGHT PATTERNS WERE VERY STRANGE , VERY SHARP , I FLY, AND IVE NEVER SEEN ANY THING THAT CAN ZIG ZAG LIKE THAT AT 300 MPH NOT IN 1975 OR 2020 WITH NO NOISE , THE NEXT DAY 1000 PEOPLE SAID THEY SAW IT AT ROSEWOOD CENTER , THE POLICE SAID IT WAS A MILITARY AIRCRAFT .YEA I SAY BULLSHIT .WE DONT LET OUR PILOTS ZIG ZAG THAT CLOSE TO ONE ANOTHER AT 300 MPH TAKING OFF FROM THE GROUND .

06/15/75 6:00 PM

UFO Shape: oval

Lasted: 2 minutes

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Reisterstown, MD

Full Report Text:

Saw est. 200-300+ halo style craft flying from SW/NE in the Greenspring Valley area - 1974-1975 Saw est. 200-300+ halo style craft flying from SW/NE in the Greenspring Valley area - sub of Baltimore Cty.

Duration was so long, we went back to playing volleyball after about 20 mins. The sun was getting lower in sky toward setting, seemed to be illuminating the underside of the craft. Best guess is they would have been transparent had the sun not have been hitting them at this angle.

Speed/height/size hard to tell .but there were hundreds, moving silently, some in formational clusters, others solo. All perfect halo shaped oval craft.

Toward end of event, the quantity of craft began to get less and less. **I believe a similar event was sighted another another individual in the last few years a few miles from our location.

06/15/75 6:00 PM

UFO Shape: formation

Lasted: 45 minutes

Report

Silver Hill, MD

Full Report Text:

Smithsoinian "Flying saucer" Ok. This is a bit odd. Many years ago I visited the Silverhill aircraft restoation center of the Smithsonian institute.

It is sort of the aviation attic of America. In the one hangar lying on the floor just in front of the then unrestored B-29 'The Enola Gay', was a craft called a 'flying saucer' It was a one man round craft about 25 feet in diameter. It had US Air Force written on both sides of the cockpit.

It was NOT the de havilin ground effects craft nor the navy's 'Flying Flapjack'. The Ideal Toy Corporation made a model of the thing back in the fifties. I reciently wrote the Smithsonian, asking for info on the craft so i could build a model of it.

Apperently it was never there. I find it hard to belive the Smithonian lost an aircraft? I cannot find ANY information on either the aircraft or the model. I've never seen it refered to in any UFO programs or books on test aircraft! I know it was there.

I touched the darn thing. I even have a picture of it if I could find it. Do you know anything of it? ((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate.

We do not know about the aircraft/object, but invite anyone to comment. PD)).

01/01/75 1:00 PM

UFO Shape: disk

Lasted: na

Report

Maryland UFO Sightings From 1975 By Shape

This is a standardized set of shapes a UFO report can be filed under.

Shape / Appearance Sightings % Of Total
Disk 3 reported sightings 37.50% of all reports
Circle 2 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports
Triangle 1 reported sightings 12.50% of all reports
Oval 1 reported sightings 12.50% of all reports
Formation 1 reported sightings 12.50% of all reports

Maryland UFO Sightings From 1975 By Month

This data point is an aggregation of all UFO reports by the month the sighting occured in.

Month Sightings % Of Total
July 2 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports
October 2 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports
June 2 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports
January 1 reported sightings 12.50% of all reports
August 1 reported sightings 12.50% of all reports

Maryland UFO Sightings From 1975 By Weekday

This data point is an aggregation of all UFO reports by the day of the week the sighting occured on.

Weekday Sightings % Of Total
Wednesday 4 reported sightings 50.00% of all reports
Sunday 2 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports
Tuesday 1 reported sightings 12.50% of all reports
Friday 1 reported sightings 12.50% of all reports

Maryland UFO Sightings From 1975 By Date (Top 5)

This data point is an aggregation of all UFO reports by the date the sighting occured on, limited to the top 5 dates with the most sightings.

Date Sightings % Of Total
06/15/75 2 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports
10/15/75 2 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports
01/01/75 1 reported sightings 12.50% of all reports
07/15/75 1 reported sightings 12.50% of all reports
08/20/75 1 reported sightings 12.50% of all reports

Maryland UFO Sightings From 1975 By Time

This data point is an aggregation of all UFO reports by the time of day the sighting occured during. We took logical 4 hour windows in order to split the day into early morning, morning, afternoon, evening, night, and late night buckets for this analysis.

Time Of Day Hours Sightings % Of Total
Afternoon 12:00 - 15:59 2 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports
Evening 16:00 - 19:59 2 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports
Late night 00:00 - 03:59 2 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports
Night 20:00 - 23:59 2 reported sightings 25.00% of all reports

All Maryland Cities with reported UFO sightings in 1975

These are running counts of how many UFO sighting reports were filed per city in Maryland, in 1975

City Number of Reports View Reports
Rockville 2 UFO Reports Rockville UFO Sightings in 1975
Wittman 1 UFO Reports Wittman UFO Sightings in 1975
Owings Mills 1 UFO Reports Owings Mills UFO Sightings in 1975
Joppa 1 UFO Reports Joppa UFO Sightings in 1975
Marley Park 1 UFO Reports Marley Park UFO Sightings in 1975
Silver Hill 1 UFO Reports Silver Hill UFO Sightings in 1975
Reisterstown 1 UFO Reports Reisterstown UFO Sightings in 1975

Other Years with Reported UFO Sightings in Maryland

These are running counts of how many UFO sighting reports are filed per year in Maryland.

Year Number of Reports View Reports
2024 9 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2024
2023 69 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2023
2022 58 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2022
2021 41 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2021
2020 83 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2020
2019 72 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2019
2018 55 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2018
2017 96 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2017
2016 99 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2016
2015 117 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2015
2014 149 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2014
2013 115 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2013
2012 113 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2012
2011 74 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2011
2010 51 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2010
2009 43 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2009
2008 65 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2008
2007 44 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2007
2006 32 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2006
2005 40 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2005
2004 43 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2004
2003 37 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2003
2002 52 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2002
2001 37 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2001
2000 27 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 2000
1999 31 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1999
1998 14 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1998
1997 15 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1997
1996 19 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1996
1995 10 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1995
1994 4 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1994
1993 7 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1993
1992 3 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1992
1991 2 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1991
1990 9 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1990
1989 6 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1989
1988 2 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1988
1987 2 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1987
1986 3 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1986
1985 1 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1985
1984 2 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1984
1982 1 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1982
1981 3 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1981
1980 3 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1980
1979 5 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1979
1978 1 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1978
1977 8 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1977
1976 2 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1976
1975 8 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1975
1974 4 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1974
1973 9 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1973
1972 1 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1972
1971 1 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1971
1970 3 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1970
1969 2 UFO Reports Maryland UFO Sightings in 1969